A LIVERSEDGE man who sexually abused two underage girls has been locked up for more than nine years.
Jensen Jules, 28, targeted the 13 and 14-year-olds by messaging one of them on WhatsApp and Snapchat and gifting the other a mobile phone so they could secretly text.
One of his victims, the 14-year-old girl, gave birth to his child following her involvement with him.
Leeds Crown Court heard how the schoolgirls were flattered by Jules’s attention and believed they were in love with him.
Judge Christopher Batty said: “These two young girls’ lives have been changed dramatically by their involvement with you.
“For them it was about love and companionship, for you it was about sexual relations and the consequences of your conduct has caused significant damage to their lives.”
Jules, of Hare Park Close, was arrested in May and later pleaded guilty to three charges of having sexual activity with a child.
In January this year, the 14-year-old victim attended Dewsbury & District Hospital with stomach pains and later that day gave birth to a baby boy. She later admitted that Jules was the father, despite him saying he wasn’t.
Christopher Dunn, prosecuting, said: “He said that he was not the father but a DNA profile stated a 21 million times chance that he was the father rather than an unknown male.”
Jules knew both the girls ages because he’d seen them in their school uniforms.
He slept with the other 13-year-old girl when he spent the night with her. He gave the girl an iPhone. She became disinterested in school and one night was late home so her mum called police. Officers found her at Jules’ address hiding inside a pantry cupboard.
She later told her mum that she’d slept with Jules and that he didn’t wear a condom. The court heard that “the whole family had been ripped apart” by Jules.
His lawyer Georgina Goring told the court that he suffered mental health issues and had suffered physical abuse from his parents when he was a child.
But Judge Batty jailed him for nine-and-a-half years and made him sign the sex offenders’ register for life.
Jules has also been banned from having any contact with his victims, including via social media, and having any unsupervised contract with a child aged under 16 or remaining in a household where any under age child is present. He is also banned from contacting his son.